Have you ever wanted to connect with others but were afraid your message wouldn’t resonate? Are you looking for a way to silence your inner critic when presenting yourself or your ideas to an audience? Want to leverage your experience to help others?

Join Bobby and Feroshia as they discuss creating and connecting with online communities, the importance of authenticity, and how you can leverage yours to find fulfillment with those who can benefit from your wisdom and experience.

Discover how to reframe your own expectations and confidently find your tribe by sitting alongside Feroshia Knight (Master Coach and founder of Coach Training World) as she talks with Bobby Foster. Bobby is a Spread Your Light coach, author, awakener and all-around luminary. He champions those who’ve got something to say but need to get out of their own way to make it happen drawing upon his life experiences and expertise.

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a child, Bobby was told he would likely die before he was a teenager. Rather than accept his prognosis with defeat, he was inspired to do something significant with his life. This drive initially took shape in poetry, which became an outlet for healing. That led to Bobby performing his poetry in front of live audiences and a discovery that would change his life: the power of his impact.

“It’s in the expression that has the power,” Bobby says. “The more you express, maybe you find out that something isn’t necessarily going with your message. You fine-tune it; you clarify what you want to express the more you express it.”
 

With a quick smile and a warm, easygoing personality, Bobby is no stranger to the spotlight. After teaching himself to use and effectively leverage social media, he connected with a devoted audience who responded to his poetry with what can only be described as fervor (his poems have racked up more than one million views on Facebook to date).
 
This transitioned into him running a social media marketing company. There he gained firsthand experience with the ins and outs of how social media can affect change and bridge the gap between like-minded individuals.
 
But Bobby’s greatest change was still to come.

“Right after I graduated college, I was very, very lost,” he says. “Emotionally, my father [had] just passed away too at that time; and I just had no idea what I wanted to do. I stumbled across a life coach going to a network event. I signed up and I stayed with her for around two years. It was just like this amazing transformative experience.”

“There’s the space that coaches create,” he says. “It was something that I never really experienced before: being able to go into a place and focus on myself and where I wanted to go. It was the first time I felt like I was okay with who I was in that moment and able to change whatever I wanted to moving forward.”

If you’re familiar with the Whole Person coaching process, you’ll recognize Bobby’s reference to “courageous space.” It’s a term we use to describe the environment a coach creates in which their client feels safe in the relationship and develops the capacity and confidence to expand and self-innovate.

“The expansion part of that is so important,” Bobby says. “I don’t feel like coaching would be nearly as powerful if the whole point of it was to make people feel empowered just in that space between coach and client.
 
“The real amazing part is leaving – you know like the client leaving – and going and bringing that space everywhere else in their lives,” he says. “That’s the part I just love so much about what empowerment is. With my coaching, I love [when someone has] an “a-ha” moment and then they go and just spread it everywhere in their lives. I love it! It fuels me and inspires me; and it keeps me coming back to want to coach all the time.”
 

Bobby’s story offers a perfect example of the exponential impact of Whole Person Coaching. While working with his coach, he published a book and became a vocal advocate for cystic fibrosis. While those achievements would have been notable all on their own, Bobby was determined to share the same tools of self-actualization and empowerment with other people. So he trained to become a coach himself.
 
Today, Bobby is on a mission as a professional coach to help others achieve personal fulfillment through 100% authenticity. He works with his clients – online and in person – to hone their personal message and leverage their digital presence as they discover and connect with their ideal audience.
 
But what if you can’t find an audience? Do what Bobby did: create one.

“I have a two-year-old who’s about to be three, and I was looking for other parents to hang out with because none of my current friends have children,” Bobby says. “And there’s a whole bunch of mommy groups, but there was like no daddy groups. So I’m putting together a young-black-men-father group where we all get together every two weeks and we’re just talking about what it is to be better men, better fathers, how we could be in our communities and make them better, and things like that.
 
“That was something I had to create,” he says. “Starting small, it’s gonna be about five [or] six people that I have so far. In this day and age of social media, people have this notion that when you start something it has to be this grandiose… thousand-, million-people venture. And it doesn’t.”
 

Brimming with confidence on the surface, underneath you’ll find an openly vulnerable man willing to bare his soul to help others do the same – and do so without expectation. In our daily interactions, so often there exists the expectation that our contribution will be recognized or respected. And while that is sometimes the case, Bobby would tell you the secret to achieving fulfillment is to approach each moment authentically and without presumptions. Share your light without the expectation of reward and you’ll naturally connect with those you’re searching for (and who need you in equal measure).
 
Lastly, don’t overlook your adversity.

The areas in which you’ve struggled are as much a part of your authenticity as your greatest success stories. Too often in social media, we’re confronted by a filtered view of life that portrays only the best moments – carefully cultivated and even scripted in ways that would make the most adept Hollywood screenwriter blanch.

“There has been a miscommunication on what it is to be positive and abundant,” Bobby says. “Those are very hot topics at the moment. In life, you have to accept all these negative things that happen. Don’t run away from those and feel like you’re calling into your life more negative things if you’re kind of staying in that place.”
 
“I would say the negative experiences in your life give you that gateway that you need to see how meaningful positive things are,” he says. “It’s a great opportunity. If that’s happening in your life, it’s just as important to listen and understand and discern why those things are popping up, why those feelings are popping up, and don’t just try to sweep them under the rug in hopes to be positive.”

Join Bobby and Feroshia as they discuss creating and connecting with online communities, the importance of authenticity, and how you can leverage yours to find fulfillment with those who can benefit from your wisdom and experience.

Discover how to reframe your own expectations and confidently find your tribe by sitting alongside Feroshia Knight (Master Coach and founder of Coach Training World) as she talks with Bobby Foster. Bobby is a Spread Your Light coach, author, awakener and all-around luminary. He champions those who’ve got something to say but need to get out of their own way to make it happen.

Key segments in the discussion include:

  • 3:46 – What to do after discovering your own light (it’s something many of us neglect!)
  • 5:12 – How to get your message out and reach your tribe online
  • 12:55 – Important first step to express yourself effectively and authentically

Learn more about Bobby Foster Here



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